ADB Economics Working Paper Series No. 241
Asian Trade Flows: Trends, Patterns,and Projections
Prema-chandra Athukorala is Professor of Economics, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford
School of Economics and Government, College of Asia and the Pacic, Australian National University.
The author is grateful to Archanun Kohpaiboon for an excellent job done in collating/tabulating trade
data, to Majeed and Shahbaz Naseer for invaluable help with econometrics, and to Shin-Ichi Fukuda and
other participants of the Long-term Projections of Asian GDP and Trade Workshop held at The Chinese
University of Hong Kong, 8–9 July 2010, for very helpful comments on the draft paper. This paper wasprepared under the Asian Development Bank’s TA7470-REG: Long-term Projections of Asian GDP andTrade. The author accepts responsibility for any errors in the paper.